Skin is the largest organ of the body and the one that the rest of the world can see. Skin performs three very important tasks. It keeps the body well hydrated by holding moisture in, it helps to regulate body temperature, and it protects the interior organs and bloodstream from getting infected from direct exposure to harmful bacteria in the environment.
Skin is also responsible for the production of Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight that helps to maintain good bone health. For optimal health, it's vital to provide the skin with as much dermatological support as possible to help protect internal organs, bones and muscles from damage or infection.
Eating a well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help keep skin glowing and healthy. But there are also specific vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can provide extensive dermatological support to help rejuvenate skin cells and keep skin looking healthy, supple and youthful. It's important to feed skin from the inside out by making sure these nutrients are included in the daily diet.
Biotin is a B vitamin that helps to nourish the skin. Iron is a mineral that's important for good skin health. An ample supply of omega-3 fatty acids, the kind obtained from fish oil, help to keep skin cells moist and regulate the skin's natural production of moisturizing oil. Omega-3 fatty acids also help to prevent premature aging and wrinkles, in addition to helping block enzymes that destroy the skin's collagen content, causing loss of skin tone and sagging.
Vitamin C is important for skin health for its antioxidant activity that prevents skin cells from suffering oxidation damage due to free radicals. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that prevents the skin from premature aging. Supplements containing collagen also provide good dermatological support.